High School (9th-12th)

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

When It’s Up To Them

Some days don’t turn out the way you planned. Some lives take a different course than expected. I think that’s the hardest part of being the parent of a Junior or Senior. Or even a young adult. You guide, you direct, you… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End | Social Life

31 Things to Say to Help Teens Navigate Relationships

Helping my teenagers learn how to navigate relationships has been the biggest part of my twenty years of parenting. Hands down. Teachers, friends, coaches, dating, teammates, family . . . So. Many. Discussions. My guess is that you too will have more discussions with… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End | Mental Health | Middle School (6th-8th)

5 Ways to Help Teens Cope with Change

I am a planner and always have been. I carefully constructed a plan for almost every life milestone. Choosing a graduate school program in high school? Check. Wedding dress selection? Check (as soon as he proposed) Birth plan? Check (as detailed as… Read More

Faith | High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

How I’m Praying For My Kids Now That They’re Older

I’m a “fix it” mama. Sibling argument? I’m there to mediate. Upset stomach? I have medicine for that. Shoes have a hole? No problem. I can buy new ones. Difficult homework? We can figure it out together (thanks to YouTube tutorials). Yep. I… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End | Middle School (6th-8th) | School Life

Your Kid Won’t Measure Up This Year. And That’s Wonderful.

As summer comes toward an end and the prospect of the school year looms close, I start to feel a whole host of emotions. Gratitude for what summer has meant for our family and usually some let-down about what it didn’t mean.… Read More

High School (9th-12th) | Imagine The End

Your Teenager Can Outrun You

When I was fourteen, I ran away. I wasn’t planning to—my mom made me. I simply walked outside after we had a fight, and she followed. I walked faster and so did she. I ran. She ran. The faster she came after… Read More